William C. Chittick was born inConnecticut, finished his BA at the College of Wooster in Ohio, and completed a Ph.D. in Persian literature atTehranUniversity in 1974.
He taught comparative religion in the humanities department at Tehran's Aryamehr Technical University and left Iran just before the revolution in 1979. For three years he was assistant editor at the Encyclopaedia Iranica, and from 1983 he has taught religious studies at the State University of New York, Stony Brook.
Some of his works:
A Short Introduction (Short Introduction)Sufi Path of Love: Spiritual Teachings of Rumi
The Sufi Path of Knowledge: Ibn Al-Arabi's Metaphysics of Imagination Shi'ite Anthology (Editor)
Ibn ArabiImaginal Worlds: Ibn Al-'Arabi and the Problem of Religious Diversity
(SUNY Series in Islam)
The Faith and Practice of Islam: Three Thirteenth-Century Sufi Texts
(SUNY Series in Islam)Self-disclosure of God: Principles of Ibn Al-'Arabi's Cosmology
(SUNY Series in Islam)The Elixir of the Gnostics :
M. Sadra, William Chittick (Translator)
The Vision of Islam: Sachiko
Murata, William C. ChittickThe Heart of Islamic Philosophy: The Quest for Self-knowledge in the Teachings of Afdal Al-Din Kashani
A Shi'ite Anthology:
Allamah Tabataba'i (Editor), William C. Chittick (Translator)
Supplications.(Dua). Amir al-muminun Ali ibn Abu Talib. (Translator)London: Muhammadi Trust, 1983Les illuminations de La Mecque
/ textes choisis, présentés et traduits de l'arabe en français ou en anglais. Paris: Sindbad, 1988 (Translator, With Michel Chodkiewicz)Chinese gleams of sufi light : Wang Tai-yü's great learning of the pure and real and Liu Chih's Displaying the concealment of the real realm.
Albany: State University of New York Press, 2000 (Translator, With Sachiko Murata)
Taken from: http://www.cis-ca.org/bios/chittick.htm http://www.sunnah.org/history/Scholars/drchittick.html http://www.aucegypt.edu/faculty/sedgwick/trad/bibliog/acabib.html